The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is escalating as political and economic instability has left hundreds of thousands of families without access to food, medical care and critical life and social services. With the average monthly income now as low as $3, more than 82 percent of the population lives in poverty.
The crisis has led to the largest displacement of people in Latin American history: More than 4 million Venezuelans have fled to neighboring countries to access the most basic goods and services. Many of those fleeing are without shelter and sleep on the streets or in parks. CRS is supporting Venezuelans in their country and across the region through our local Catholic partners.
About USCCB Migration and Refugee Services
Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) fulfills the commitment of the U.S. Catholic bishops to protect the life and dignity of the human person. For more than 50 years, MRS has served and advocated for refugees, asylees, migrants, unaccompanied children, and victims of human trafficking. To learn more about MRS, please visit www.usccb.org/mrs.
About Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the national office for the Catholic Charities ministry nationwide. CCUSA’s members provide help and create hope to more than 8 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. To learn more about CCUSA, please visit our website at www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.